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Art History Timeline
6 Nov 2017
1939 - Germany invades Poland, World War II Begins
3100 BC First Evidence of Civilization
c. 1370 - Renaissance period begins in Europe
1937 - Pablo Picasso paints "Guernica" in response to bombing of Spanish village during the Spanish Civil War. Regarded as one of the most powerful anti-war paintings in history.
1884 - Seurat creates "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" My personal favorite. Exceptional use of Pointillism
447 BC - Construction begins on Parthenon. One of the best known examples of ancient Greek Architecture. Exceptional marble work known today as Elgin Marbles
c. 460 BC - Zeus of Artemision created Known for the movement and balance of this bronze sculpture
2470 BC - Construction begins on Great Pyramid of Giza
c. 1550 BC - The New Kingdom rises in Egypt. Height of Egyptian empire as an international power
1215 - Magna Carta signed by King John. First institution of constitutional rule
476 - Fall of Roman Empire. Marks creation of modern Europe
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